Politics
04 August 2003
Walter Benjamin once evoked Plato in order to understand Stalin. Writers would be exiled from Plato's "perfect republic...
Politics
03 June 2002
Pakistan's 54-year-old history has been a series of lengthy duels between general and politician, with civil servants...
14 January 2002
The last round of Indo-Pak fighting over Kashmir in the Himalayan snowlands around Kargil coincided with the Nato...
Culture
29 October 2001
This is the story of why V S Naipaul's comic masterpiece, A House for Mr Biswas, which won him the Nobel Prize for...
Politics
01 October 2001
The hijackers responsible for the 11 September outrage were not illiterate, bearded fanatics from the mountain villages...
24 July 2000
In Blackburn for Radio Four's Any Questions, Rabbi Julia Neuberger, a warm-hearted liberal, enlightens us during the...
Food and Drink
17 April 2000
Centenaries need to be marked by something. Academics need to write books to earn the points that their managements...
Food and Drink
20 September 1999
France, in the last half of the 19th century, was the country most favoured as an exile by fractious German poets and...
Food and Drink
21 June 1999
After six cold and melancholy years for the Lawrence family, it was at last official. Racial prejudice had killed...